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should not be allowed to run.
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was no doubt that the big headlines from the night donald trump saying he may not accept the election results, if he loses. both campaigns reacted earlier today. on msnbc's morning joe. >> why would you disclose the possibility until we know what the results are. and they're >> the fact that he's been pushing this notion that if he loses, it's got to be because things are rigged against him. that's why the moment was so powerful. >> well the night was full of other big moments. news4's tracie potts has a recap. >> trump who has repeatedly called this election rigged, declined twice to accept the results if he loses. >> i will tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense. >> that's horrifying.
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you think that if someone is committing fraud that they should accept the results regardless? >> his team hinting this could be a long, drawn-out fight. >> you remember al gore in 2000? >> if the vote is fair, i'm confident that we'll accept it. >> it started as the most substantive debate yet on issues like guns and abortions. overturning roe versus wade. >> that will happen automatically in my opinion. because i am putting pro-life justices on the court. >> i do not think the united states government should be >> there were moments of confusion. >> i am not -- >> contention. on russia's president. >> well that's because he would rather have a puppet as president. >> no puppet. no puppet. >> and clear -- >> you're the puppet. >> and it's about debt. >> economy, immigration, they hit sensitive subjects like leaked emails. >> the russian government has engaged in espionage against americans. >> and sexual assault allegations. >> i didn't do anything. i think they want the fame or
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>> trump claimed the latest offensive against isis is political. >> the only reason they did it is because she's running for the office of president and they want to look tough. >> clinton brought up trump's still-unreleased tax returns. >> we have undocumented immigrants in america who are paying more federal income tax than a billionaire. >> final arguments with less than three weeks left to win voters. tracie potts, nbc news, las vegas. meanwhile, today, hillary clinton and donald trump are foundation dinner in new york city. clinton doesn't have any scheduled events today. but her high-profile surrogates will be on the trail for her. her running mate, tim kaine, will make two stops in north carolina, first lady michelle obama heads to arizona and vice president biden will make the case for clinton at an event in new hampshire. before that dinner, mr. trump will campaign in ohio, his running mate, mike pence will hold two events today, one in new mexico and the governor will
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president obama is headed to the battleground state of florida today. to hold an event in just two hours from now. on the affordable care act and then he'll rally supporters for hillary clinton just after 4:00 at florida memorial university. already well above the average high for this time of year. and it is at least starting to look a little bit like autumn. but certainly not feeling like it. that's live view from our storm team 4 tower camera. can see beths darks montgomery county in the far distance. bethesda. a few patches of color beginninging to show through. there's the view overlooking the potomac river. by 3:00, hovering in the low 80s for a couple of hours. then back down to the upper 70s by 6:00 p.m. by 9:00, back to the low 70s under a mostly clear sky. look at the big changes that are coming for the weekend.
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all right, thank you, tom. now to a developing story in prince george's county. a mother and father are now charged in the death of their missing new born. bureau chief tracee wilkins just uncovered new information in the case. according to charging documents, antoine and janice petty, confessed to punching their 3-month-old son until he was unresponsive. the documents say they put him in a car for more than 24 hours before burying him parkdale high school in a shallow grave. police say the father assaulted the baby and the mother, janice the fact. family and friends remembering d.c. teenager kaleah minor, this happened monday at a metro bus stop. in court yesterday, the suspect, kaela jones said she standpointed minor in
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her and stole her cell phone. jones says after she found her phone, she called an uber to leave the scene. it wasn't until she learned that minor died that she turned herself in. today former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords will be pushing for gun control laws in our area. joining democratic candidate lieu anne benefit for a forum on the issue. giffords will push for new gun laws in d.c. with mayor marian bowser. survived a gun shooting in tucson in 2011. riding metro can be a real headache sometimes and now the agency is considering cutting back service, reducing hours. news4's darcy spencer is outside l'enfant station to talk about a meeting that could mean some major changes. darcy? >> well good morning, barbara. that public hearing is set to get under way at metro headquarters in the next hour and a half. whether the service reductions are going to affect you, or
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and let metro know how you feel. >> metro officials want to hear from riders about plans to cut service hours. a marathon public hearing being held at metro headquarters from 12:30 in the afternoon until 10:00 p.m. at night. they're likely to hear from plenty of frustrated riders. >> metro is not really good. not at all. we always come in late. we wait like 20 minut >> there are four proposals that would reduce train service by eight hours a week. especially late-night service. metro leaders say they need that extra time to perform maintenance, repairs and track inspections as they work toward a pore reliable system. >> my kids and i want to get out of an event at midnight. we want to jump on the metro. we can't do it any more. >> but there has been a backlash, riders, transit groups
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transit system cannot be properly maintained and have hours that work for customers. mayor muriel bowser is among the critics. >> we know that other systems can do it in that amount of time and if metro can't do it, why? >> before safetrack, metro stayed open on fridays and saturdays until 3:00 a.m. now stations close at midnight during safe track. the proposals would continue reduction of service on the weekend and some say that's not fair to so many who rely to stay open a little bit later to help people who have those late-night jobs. it's not all about the people who are out at bars, it's about people who are actually working, they need to get home to their families at a safe time, too. >> the metro is going to gather all of those public comments and present them to the board sometime in december. we're going to be following the public hearing today. our transportation reporter adam tuss.
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reporting live from metro headquarters, darcy spencer, news4. i'm melissa millay, lots of sighs in the news room. giant panda bao-bao is moving to china next year. zoo keepers are prepping her for the move. getting her used to a travel crate. she'll be traveling with one panda keeper and a veterinarian as part of the zoo's cooperative breeding agreement with china. all cubs born at the zoo age four. bao-bao will be turning four soon. >> thanks a lot. news4 responds, uncovered faked accounts at one of the country's largest energy companies. after the break, the local customer who first noticed the problem. and the announcement being made right now showing off smart technology that could have a major impact on everything from
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is responsible for the content of this ad. right now, d.c.'s mayor is introducing plans to make the city smarter. thanks to new technology. soon new street lamps and trash cans could ease traffic and even help you find some parking. news4's mark segraves explains. >> the district has about 71,000
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officer says they're one of the district's greatest assets, but they're not being used properly. this is what most of them look like today. soon, they'll all look like this. they'll have wi-fi hot spots, they'll have cameras so that police can take real-time information from every street in the city. they'll also allow traffic managers to remotely control traffic signals and monitor traffic patterns. and best of all for drivers -- one day, they'll function as an and help you find open parking spaces in the city. >> but that's not all the district has planned for the new smarter d.c. another place where the district plans on implementing smart technology? trash cans. a sensor in the top of the trash can will alert officials when the can is full, and needs to be emptied. that will reduce the number of trash trucks in the city just driving around on their routine routes and emptying trash cans
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>> that was mark segraves reporting. mayor bowser is looking for a private-sector partner to help install the new technology and cut down on the cost to taxpayers. first on news4, steps are being taken to ease congestion in those long security linesed a reagan national airport. the airport is about to undergo a major $237 million makeover to help with those issues. the metropolitan washington airport says the changes will help fix tse up a portion of the tsa checkpoints underground. everything should be done by the year 2020. and new numbers about students skipping class, a d.c. program says it's making a difference in d.c. schools. the program show up, stand out is run by the d.c. office of victim services. it says more than 80% of the students in the program two years ago had no problems with attendance last year. the program started in 2012.
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students had more than ten unexcused absences from class. if you own a hyundai you may need to take it to the dealership. hyundai says the sunroof can come loose and start flying into traffic. it's recalling 63,000 mid-sized sonatas, including hybrids. they were made this year and last year. your dealership will fix the problem free. you got to take it in there. and news4 responds investigation uncovered fake accounts at one of the country's fairfax county woman started receiving emails from a texas company intended for other customers. she turned to news4 responds susan hogan for help. >> we found out someone was using this woman's gmail account to set up fake utility accounts in texas. the company had no idea this was happening until news4 responds went looking for answers.
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reliant nrg, a texas-based company. she's not a customer, but she was getting emails addressed to other customers located in texas. and those emails, account numbers, addresses and disconnection notices. she wanted the emails to stop, but the company couldn't stop them. that's when she turned to us. >> so their emails from when they start up their service, you know, welcome, your service is complete. or a few of them w or your service is about to be disconnected. if you don't pay this. or i mean so it was really in detail. >> we contacted the parent company of reliant, which is nrg, the company immediately launched its own investigation and discovered someone was illegally setting up these fake accounts. all of those accounts created online, and with cindy's email address. as the point of contact.
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the scammer obtained the social security and financial information of the customers which they tell us is actually needed to set up these accounts online. they are now working with the fbi and also the computer crimes unit with the houston police department. we'll keep you posted. susan hogan, news4. it's a problem that's been in the news a lot lately. gas explosions. seven people killed in silver spring in august because of one of them. coming up, the warning signs that could save plus, why so many accidents involving deer happen in our area this time of year. and how they can be avoide
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we're entering the heart of deer crash season. here are four things we have for you you need to know to stay safe. aaa says you should be scanning the road in front of you for signs of animals or movement. slow down arndou curves, it's harder to spot animals down the road when go a if a deer dashes out in front of you, don't swerve. instead, brake hard, and stay in your lane. if you do hit the deer, do not go near the wounded animal. the wounded animal can be unpredictable and could hurt you. in fairfax county there were 121 deer/vehicle wrecks in 2014. and if you're driving through wooded areas, which we have a lot of -- >> a lot of. >> you should be very careful this time of year.
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the brake. it ran right in front of me. bam, $6,000 damage to my car. >> my first accident was with a deer. >> most of the cars in the body shop being repaired, were from deer collisions. it was around this time of year. a lot of, they're out there now. i see them every morning driving in now. and they blend right in with the background. that's the other problem. you can't tell. >> a word to the wise, they are out there. we know >> how much more of this do we have to put up with? i'm ready for fall. i'm done. let's move out of the 80s. take a look outside. there's the sky overlooking washington, d.c. and american university in the foreground. off in the distance, on the horizon is tyson's corner. don't have any rain or anything on storm team 4 radar. the temperatures are climbing into the 70s, 75 at reagan national. on its way to the low 80s, a
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exercise, a bike ride or a run, we'll be covering near 80 between 2:00 and 5:00. by 8:00 p.m. back down to the mid 70s. through the evening hours, a good night for a run. by dawn tomorrow, the mid 60s, climbing into the low 70s, late morning noon time and temperatures start dropping as winds pick up. then the rain will be gone for the weekend. but a blustery wind on saturday, 40s in the morning. the big change afternoon highs on saturday, only in upper 50s, winds may be gusting 35, 40 miles per hour on saturday. then they diminish on sunday, nice day, it's going to be cool after that into next week, might be a few more showers on thursday, that's the way it looks. we've got a new warning about gas explosions as yet another building goes up in flames. those new explosions happening in portland, oregon, rocking an entire neighborhood wednesday. officials say some of the neighbors smelled gas and made some quick decisions that
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natural gas at home? what if you hear that hissing noise of the gas leak or you catch a whiff of that rotten egg smell? would you know what to do next? keep watching, nbc's jeff rossen is about to show you. >> it's the latest explosion caught on camera. people running for their lives. an entire building up in flames. it's buildings completely obliterated, parts of buildings all over the street. >> the culprit, officials say? a gas leak. eight people injured, including emergency responders. making desperate calls for help. >> mayday, mayday. >> just two weeks ago, another gas explosion in new jersey. two homes completely leveled. luckily, only minor injuries. >> and believe it or not, it's more common than you think. >> oh, my god it blew up a
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homes as flames shoot in the air. >> oh, my god, the house, there's lots of flames. >> natural gas blowing houses to bits. >> there were big flames coming from the house. >> police dash cam rolling as this house explodes. injuring 15. so what do you do if you hear that his or smell gas inside your home? >> there's a few things you can do. >> james altman >> if you want to walk over to the stove. make sure all your burners are turned off. >> that's a common mistake? >> absolutely. somebody bumps it, they turn it on and now you have free-flowing gas. >> if the stove is off, then what? >> don't use any lights or open flame. >> so even though it's dark out, don't turn on the lights? >> that could bleed into a spark which causes an explosion. you want it make sure you have a flashlight handy. >> won't cause an explosion in.
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the gases out. >> you want to make sure you ventilate the house. >> and when you open door and leave, keep it open. >> another great tip, to know where the gas meter is on your home. >> when there's not an emergency like right now. come out your house to check to see where it is. >> know where it's at, know where to operate it. up and down is on. perpendicular, means it's off. >> you have a wrench on, and quarter-turn it until it's off. >> and finally you want to how far away do you need to be to make sure you're safe? >> you want to make sure across the street. somewhere where you feel is safe. once you get there, you want to make sure you dial 911 from there. >> simple tips to keep your family safe. and your home standing. >> some scary scenes there, jeff rossen reporting. here's another tip, if you
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could be a sign of a leak. the gas could be pouring out of the pipes. if you see any of those things, call 911 immediately and call the gas company. >> after the break, a look at how to explain the name-calling involved in this year's election to your children. >> we do a little fact-checking on both candidates.
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can you make the same comment that you will absolutely, sir, that you will absolutely accept the results of this election? >> i will look it at the time. i'm not looking at anything now. i will look at it at the time. >> let me respond to that, that's horrifying. >> look -- from everything i see, has no respect for this person. >> well that's because he would rather have a puppet as >> no puppet. no puppet. >> it's pretty clear -- >> you're the puppet! >> both candidates have their fair share of inaccurate statements in last night's debate. let's start with a fact-check on what donald trump said about hillary clinton's position on abortion. >> if you go with what hillary is saying in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the
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okay. and hillary can say that that's okay. but it's not okay with me. >> according to nbc news, that's mostly false. trump misstates clinton's position on abortion, in 2003, then senator hillary clinton voted against the federal partial birth abortion ban, because it lacked an exception for the woman's health and life. hillary clinton was asked about the thousands of emails that have been released by wikileaks. in a 2013 speech to a brazilian bank. have a listen. >> well if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, i was talking about energy. you know we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined. and i do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. i think that would be a great benefit to us. >> well according to the nbc
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energy. but apparently less than an open border, that immigrants can spill across at will. according to the transcript clinton said in this speech, that my dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future, with energy that is as green as sustain alba as we can get it. powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere. the remarks suggest a broad interest in open trade. but we're not necessarily ev the unfettered movement of people as trump suggested. >> we have much more on the debate on the nbc washington app, including the top tweets from the face-off. just search debate. well it's been a contentious campaign season. and parents are finding it hard to decide if their children should be watching this stuff. nbc's rehema ellis has more on how teachers are trying to tackle the tough issues while teaching about the democratic
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>> it's not easy teaching seventh graders lessons in civics. >> you've got to have pros and cons. >> during a campaign that's anything but civilized. in one word, describe how you feel about this presidential campaign. >> doubtful. >> disappointed. >> nervous. >> why are you nervous? >> because these candidates are the people who are deciding our future. >> the principal at pinellas park middle candidates' behavior contradicts educators' messages about appropriate conduct. >> you see highly paid professionals, highly educated people, that are basically bullying each other in front of millions of viewers. and the kids come to school and we tell them it's inappropriate behavior. >> donald trump is being disrespectful to women and i don't like that. >> she lied about like the 33,000 like emails.
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>> it's a hard election for students, it's a hard election for adults. >> as the final weeks of the election unfold -- >> i would say to donald, you need to be more respectful towards the united states and women. and i would tell to hillary, that you just need to be honest and tell the truth. >> it's hard to see what would happen to the country if one were elected. so that's what makes i think everybody anxious. and uncomfortable. >> but one of them will be elected. >> >> a sigh, that pretty much sums up the nation's feelings. rehema ellis, nbc news, pinellas park, florida. that was rehema ellis reporting. the numbers are shocking -- and yet, it may be striking closer to home than you know or can admit. on average, nearly 20 people per minute are being physically abused by an intimate partner. in this country. that equates to more than 10
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every year. all this month we're continuing to shed light on the issue of domestic violence, it's a frightening, sometimes deadly situation that more people than you might imagine experience. and joining us is dr. glenda hodges, founder and ceo of community-based empowerment organization called still i rise. welcome, good to have you with us. >> thank you so much, barbara. >> how did you happen to start this still i rise? >> well in 2001, my life in the presence of her then 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. thank god she did survive and she left him. but in 2006 she married another person who was just like him. he didn't physically abuse her, but he psychologically abused her. so i was really motivated to do something and to try to help her. so hence the birth of still i rise. and the name from maya angelou's poem, "still i rise."
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going through. i think we need laws to let the abusers know that we're not going to continue to allow you to do this to the victims. some of the victims are suffering in silence. they actually -- >> most of them are. >> that's exactly right. they've been victimized for years, the laws need to be tougher, they need to be more stringent. once we discover that you are indeed a batterer, that the laws will then be protecting the victim and not so much getting the victim, the abuser, getting them off or allowing them an opportunity to go back and revictimize the same person. >> dr. glenda hodges, thank you so much for what you do and for coming to talk to us. >> thank you for having me. doctor, barbara, thank you. get ready for changes, the sun is out and the temperatures are up again. but tomorrow, awhat, tomorrow we have a very different weather story and tom is coming back to talk to us about the chi fios ills not cable. we're wid differently.
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i'm melissa at the live desk. another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by donald trump. corina virginia says trump inappropriately touched her back in 1998 at the u.s. open tennis tournament in flushing, queens new york. she said she was waiting for a car to pick her up when she overheard him talking about her. she said he later approached her. this is the first time corina has spoken in public about the allegations, take a one. we haven't seen her before. look at those legs. he then walked up to me and reached his right arm and grabbed my right arm. then his hand touched the right inside of my breast. >> now since all of this is
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had time to respond. and nbc has not verified the allegations. nine women have come forward here, trump has called all of the accusations lies and fiction, during last night's debate he said the claims have been largely debunked and their stories are false. also worth mentioning, her attorney, gloria allred is a clinton supporter. you or your children may have been one of the 19 million people who took part in the great shakeout t businesses, people around the world dropped and took cover as part of an earthquake preparedness drill. the shakeout began in southern california and has grown to include participants across the u.s. and japan. southern italy. new zealand and parts of canada as well. >> well, we certainly have to, because we had an earthquake in our area, remember that, tom? thinking about that. how -- >> a few years ago. >> five?
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often in our area. >> but i'll never forget the image of my refrigerator rocking back and forth in my kitchen. what is going on. it was something else. >> we have rain to worry about now? >> a little bit. we don't need to worry about it, we could use it maybe to tamp down some of the dust. it's been so dry. and it's going to be getting in here by mid afternoon tomorrow into the evening hours. between now and then we'll stay dry. there's a look over potomac river and the washington temperatures by noon, should be the upper 70s, low 80s between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by 6:00, back to the upper 70s, a bright moon tonight. we'll be back to the low 70s by 9:00 p.m. we have nice autumn color. upstate new york and up in the upper part of new england, past peak color there in southern new england. and nice color in the orange zone and we have patchy color
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beautiful color here, a photo taken in west virginia, babcock state park. we're going to see the autumn color getting closer by halloween and the first week of november. tomorrow, low 70s, the rain coming in the afternoon and evening and then it ends, blustery chilly saturday and might get more showers next thursday. that's the way it looks. makeover. and apples, after the break, a special sweet treat with the
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it's apple harvest time and whether you pick them yourself at one of our nearby apple orchards or pick them up in the grocery store, they are abundant right now, ripe and ready for whatever is your favorite way eat them. joining us, new orleans own david gloss, the chef and owner of bayou bakery. one in arlington and one in district as well. >> that's right. southwest d.c. >> i twisted his arm to show us how to make those delicious fried pies. >> these are hand pies. >> your mom used to make them my great and you used to make them she was from tennessee. she would make pies.
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arrive. in new orleans we have a company called hubings, the hand pie that was always in my lunch box. this is how we do it at the restaurant. we start off with a little bit of flour. we add our little bit of shortening. this is going to go right in the center. >> and then what about butter? >> not in this particular crust. this is a specific crust that's designed to fry. so unlike a baked crust it's a little diffe. and then the shortening. you want the shortening to be melted and cooled down slightly, okay? and then we're going to add our milk. you see we're doing this just by hand. you don't have to have a fancy mixer. >> it looks like more biscuit dough to me. >> it comes together almost like a pizza dough.
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working it by hand. and we're left with this sort of beautiful dough we've allowed to refrigerate. and then that's essentially the dough that we're working with. nice and cold, is the key to working with dough. we're going to go ahead and roll this out. and i brought a nontraditional rolling pin because i think it's important -- >> is that -- >> anything, yeah. >> anything heavy duty. we use pvc pipe that we cut down. we do a lot of kids cooking of little pvc pipes that fit their hands. we're going to start in the center and rolling out. you want a nice even dough. you keep working it. and i'm kind of starting in the center. you see how i'm doing that? >> i see you start in the center and work your way out. >> that's going to give you a nice even dough when you're working pie dough. you see there's a little elasticity to this one. it's a little different than
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>> we're going to work something again, i brought something nontraditional. not a biscuit cutter or anything traditional that would you find. i'm all about using what's right in front of me. can you see i'm using a knife and this is a funnel. i just, it was really just about the template and getting a nice sort of circular round space here. and you see we've got some beautiful pie filling ready to go. >> let's get that in here. i want to see how you do >> you put a little water on the edge. >> as you put it in there, tell me what has gone into the filling. >> the apple pie we do an assortment of apples and it's got a little bit of sugar, some spices, little bit of vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon. i choose to use whole spices and use my microplane, my fine zester to grind the whole spices
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a little cider. >> you see how we form that? >> i call it granny crimp, can you do a granny crimp. that reminds me of my grandmother like this. please, help yourself. >> have fun with it, you can do different sizes, go traditional with a fork and prick the sides like we've done here for it's up to you and there's nothing wrong about doing it any particular way. you can do canola oil or peanut oil. vegetable oil. you want to get it about 350, 375. nice golden brown. delicious and they bring back so many memories, it's like a cupcake, it's my pie, not your pie. i don't have to share that, it's a personal pie. that's what i love about it. >> he has a fabulous cookbook on
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magazine, "southern living." >> october issue. >> thanks so much for coming. >> super good. and if that didn't start up your sweet tooth. we've got so much more coming up
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i'm melissa at the live
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ordered the immediate reopening of voter registration in virginia. it comes after a complaint that some website failures that blocked people from registering. we saw it in the richmond "times-dispatch" ordering the recommending stras to be kept open until midnight friday. hard to believe it's already time to start thinking about booking those airline tickets for the holidays. i already started looking -- it's expensive. today the obama administration is announcing new proposed rules to offer here's nbc's tom costello. >> imagine the frustration of a elena and john balzer when they arrived in alaska for what was supposed to be a great adventure, their luggage with their cold weather gear, didn't. >> we had left 80-degree weather in chicago and landed in anchorage and it was 45. >> after a week without their bags, they gave up. >> after five days of not having what you need, it was just
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damaged or pilfered per 1,000 customers. 175,000 bags in august. paying to check luggage can cost $25 per bag for a family of four, $200 round trip. airlines already must refund baggage fees if the luggage is lost or damaged. but now new rules would require a refund if the bags are substantially delayed. airline was also be required to disclose the on-time performance record for any flight that flies under its brand. and online travel sites would have to reveal whether any airline is paying to have their flights pop up first in online searches. the airline industry warns the proposed rules could harm customers by reregulating how airlines sell their products, driving up the cost of air travel. but consumer advocates say it's common sense. >> what's the principle of the thing. you pay for a service, you should get the service that you pay for. if you don't, you should get your money back. >> amid record airline profits,
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accountable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. the search is on for the golden ticket yet again. warner brother has acquired the rights to willie wonka and is beginning to plan a new movie centered around that unforgettable character. sources say the young coming film will not be like any of the movies we've seen. it will focus on willie wonka and his early adventures. this news comes two months after the passing of gene wilder, who played willie wonka in the people are spending a lot of money on right now is candy. before going out and spending that money. consider buying the treats that people really want. we did some looking and found a survey down by a website that surveyed more than 40,000 people. here's what they unwrapped, marylander's favorite candy, almond joy. in virginia they love reece's peanut butter cups.
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sweet treats this year because the national retail federation expects spending to reach $8.4 billion this year alone. i like how it says consider getting what people like. like is that like a nice way of saying don't buy the cheap stuff. get the real -- whatever it is. get the real kind. >> do you have a favorite candy, tom? >> you know, i've been off sugar for a long time. flavored with natural sweeteners. hey right now we have some sweet weather under way, on the weather underground network. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. 79 in montgomery county. centreville is up to 77. later today the low 80s, tomorrow low 70s in the early afternoon. then some showers after that through late afternoon. drying up for the weekend, much cooler, the cool weather prevails into next week. all right. that's it for "news4 midday."
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